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Two Cleantech Companies File for Chapter 11 in the Same Week

Two Cleantech Companies File for Chapter 11 in the Same Week

This Week in Batteries: Sifting Through Two Big Bankruptcies GTM², March 15, 2017 The past week was a tough one for cleantech. We had a double feature of bankruptcies — saltwater battery maker Aquion and top-five residential solar installer Sungevity. With so much destruction around us, it needs to be said: This doesn’t mean the whole sector is

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Removing the Barriers for Clean Technology Gains

Here’s the No. 1 Problem With Renewable Energy Financing Fortune, May 17, 2016 Predicting growth in the renewable energy sector can be problematic. With continuous stops and starts from a policy perspective, and the unpredictable pace of technological advancement, it’s hard for financiers to know how—or when—their investments will pan out. “First off the most

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Creating Energy With Graphene – the Miracle Material

Pouring Saltwater Over Graphene Produces Electricity Gizmodo, April 15, 2014 A team of Chinese scientists did an impossible-sounding thing. They created electricity simply by dragging a droplet of saltwater across a layer of graphene. No big fires, no greenhouse gases, no fuss. They created energy with just a miracle material and one of the most plentiful

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Google’s Next Clean Energy Project

Google Pumps Funds Into Africa’s Biggest Wind Power Project Wired, October 20, 2015. Image credit: DWilliams GOOGLE IS BACKING Africa’s largest wind power project, two years after investing $12 million in the continent’s largest solar power project. This morning, at a conference in Washington, D.C., the tech giant announced its support for the Lake Turkana Wind

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Court Decision Clears Hurdle for PACE Programs in Florida

Florida Supreme Court clears hurdle to PACE energy-finance program Sun Sentinel, October 15, 2015. Image credit: Joe Gratz The court rejected a challenge to the PACE program from the Florida Bankers Association, saying the group did not have standing to to fight it. PACE stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy. The program lets people borrow to

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GE Dives into Energy Efficiency with Current

Gita Subramony for Zondits, October 14, 2015. Image credit: Hans-Jörg Aleff GE is spinning off a new company, Current, that ties energy efficiency with Internet technology. The new company’s focus will be on incorporating systems such as lighting, solar arrays, and energy storage via GE’s Predix platform. The business model will offer not only efficient products

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The New Age for Energy-Saving Technology

Power to the People The New Yorker, June 29, 2015 Issue. Image credit: geralt Mark and Sara Borkowski live with their two young daughters in a century-old, fifteen-hundred-square-foot house in Rutland, Vermont. Mark drives a school bus, and Sara works as a special-ed teacher; the cost of heating and cooling their house through the year consumes

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US Leads in Cleantech Investment, Lags in Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, June 5, 2015. Image credit: Avivlirangal California research nonprofit Next 10 has benchmarked a number of climate change-related statistics, and found a new way to quantify global leaders and laggers. Of the fifty largest greenhouse gas-emitting nations, the United States ranks #1 in clean technology investment, #1 in total renewable generation, and

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